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Gigabyte X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2718
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Manufacturer Code: X299X AORUS XTREME WF
| Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Key Features:

  • Socket 2066
  • Intel X299 Chipset
  • 8 x SATA & 8 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 256GB, 8 slots)
  • XL-ATX Form Factor

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Overview

Innovative design, cutting-edge functionality, state-of-the-art aesthetics, sophisticated thermal design, next generation network connectivity ,Hi-Fi level audio system. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE is the new definition of a flagship motherboard. 

AORUS All-in-One Waterblock

  • World's first All-In-One Monoblock covers both CPU, VRM, SSD and PCH area
  • High density copper fins for extreme heat dissipation
  • Leak detection circuit around whole monoblock
  • High compatible universal G1/4 threads
  • Automatically emergency shut down with leak detection
  • Addressable LED light effect
  • Adopt high thermal conductivity thermal pad
  • Solid back-plate to prevent motherboard distortion

Noise Detection

With the new Noise Detection function, you can monitor noise level of all devices including fans, CPU coolers, graphics card, etc. in real time, and you can determine how fast your fan speed needs to be. Our bundled Noise Detection cable doesn’t include any sound recording function, it simply detects sound pressure while protecting your privacy. 

Smart Fan 5

With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

Fan Stop

Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature—all of it can be customized to your liking. 

Hybrid Fan Pin Headers

Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external thermistor sensors—giving you absolute mastery over your PC.

  • All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode. 

16 Phases Digital Power Design

  • 70A IR Power Stage for each vCore Phase
  • High current capacity MOSFET
  • Lower temperature
  • Server level reliability

X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE motherboard uses an all IR digital CPU power design which includes a digital PWM Controller with Power Stage MOSFET and is capable of providing 70A of power from each phase, for a total of incredible 1120A. This 100% digital controller and additional 8+8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from the new 18-core Intel® Core™ X processors. 

2x Copper PCB

GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking. 

AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor

  • 4 x PCIe 4.0/3.0 M.2 Slots
  • Full PCI Express 4.0 ready Design
  • Advanced Thermal Solution for PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • Easy Software RAID with Single Click to Get Amazing Performance
  • Custom AORUS Storage Manager

Advanced Thermal Solution

AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor equips very advanced thermal solution, including 5.5mm pure copper heatsink, 5cm double ball bearing fan, M.2 SSD baseplate and multiple thermal pads to cool down both sides of 4 M.2 high performance SSD with active cooling.

Users can choose 3 different fan profile based on hardware configuration to reach perfect balance of high storage performance and low noise.

AORUS Storage Manager

AORUS Storage Manager, a dedicated software for AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor, allows users to enable RAID 0 on multiple M.2 SSD in a single click, also monitor overall temperature on SSD and PCB to change different fan profile based on users’ hardware configuration. 

3-Way Wide Configuration

X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE equip full 3x PCIe x16 slot with specialized location support two 3X Slot wide graphics cards and still have enough space for another PCIe x16 AIC SSD.

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4333MHz and Beyond

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4333MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.

Watercooled Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2

AORUS Gaming Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential. These dual M.2 slots location are carefully arranged to ensure M.2 SSD are watercooled and never encounter any throttling issue.

Next Generation 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt™ 3

Dual Thunderbolt™ 3 – The fastest 40Gb/s single-wire connection

Powered by Intel's own Thunderbolt controller the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol, which is available over two USB Type-C™ connectors on the back I/O of the GIGABYTE X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s -- twice more than the previous generation of Thunderbolt! This incredible increase in bandwidth is also accompanied with support for different protocols such as DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.1, which is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, opening up a world of new possibilities.

AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T Networking

Next Generation Multi-Gig Gaming

The AQUANTIA ® AQC107 is a high-performance, backward compatible with 10GBASE-T/ 5GBASE-T/ 2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ethernet Controller which is able to provide up to 10 GbE network connectivity, with 10 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking and is perfectly designed for media centers, workstations and gamers.

Multi-Gigabit Support

  • Ultimate online gaming experience with faster connection speed
  • Backward compatible with 5/2.5/1Gbps network
  • No re-wiring needed 

Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module

Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

Benefit of WiFi 6:

  • 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1
  • 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
  • Network efficiency increase for better user experience

USB TurboCharger

GIGABYTE patent pending USB TurboCharger technology allows users to recharge their mobile devices with stunning speed, up to 50% in less than 30 minutes*. By connecting Front USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A cable of chassis to our motherboard, USB TurboCharger can recharge both Android devices with QC 3.0 and Apple devices with Apple Fast-Charge function.

*Charge time varies with devices' hardware design, battery size, front USB 3.2 Gen1 cable quality of chassis and environmental factors, actual results will vary.

Multi-Zone Light Show Design

Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard. 

With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience. 

AORUS RGB Fan Commander

  • Exclusive bundled accessory for professional casemodders
  • 8 Hybrid Fan Headers
  • 8 RGB LED Headers
  • 8 Addressable LED Headers
  • 2 external temperature sensors
  • 2 USB 2.0 header for additional USB RGB devices
  • All Hybrid Fan Headers and RGB/Addressable LED Headers have independently controlled speed and lighting patterns
  • Easy to install inside the chassis with its compact size and magnetic base

Hi-Fi Audio System

Where my audiophile level headphone should plug into? Rear audio jacks or front audio? For the first time you don't need to choice anymore. X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE offer two ESS DAC both on rear and front audio to give you pure and complete audio experience.

DTS :X® Ultra

Recreates an authentic, spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. Supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Provides out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. Provides post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS® codecs.

DTS Sound Unbound leverage Microsoft Spatial, enabling the the most believable, 3D audio experience for games. Immersion through DTS Headphone:X means in the sonic landscape, stationary and moving sounds can be heard from above, below or around the listener. Sounds pass around the listener with amazing externalization and accurate localization.

Base plate + I/O Shield Armor

Durable design and easy installation

  • With an integrated base plate, GIGABYTE Motherboards give users a strong foundation to build their Gaming PCs.
  • With an integrated I/O shield, building a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable PC is even easier.

Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor

Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor

The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor

AORUS' exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.

Solid Pin Power Connectors

X299 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.

Solid Pin Power connector advantages

  • Larger contact area for electricity
  • More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
  • Ultra durable and longer lifespan

CPU-Free USB BIOS Updates

AORUS Q-Flash Plus allows users to update to the latest BIOS using a thumb drive without the CPU or Memory needing to be installed.

Updating your BIOS on your AORUS motherboard can be done in a flash – even without memory or CPU onboard. Utilizing the EC Controller, the BIOS on your AORUS Motherboard can now be updated through Q-Flash Plus even if your system is unable to boot. A LED next to the EC controller will notify you once the procedure is complete and you are ready to boot your system normally. 

Main Features

  • Supports Intel® Core™ X-series Processor Family
  • Quad Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 8 DIMMs
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
  • 16 Phases IR Digital VRM Solution with 70A Power Stage
  • World's First AORUS All-In-One Monoblock for CPU, VRM, SSD and PCH
  • Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Onboard
  • Onboard Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT 5 with 2X AORUS Antenna
  • 130dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with High-End ESS SABRE 9218 DAC, ALC1220 and WIMA Audio Capacitors on Front and Rear Audio Output
  • AQUANTIA® 10GbE BASE-T LAN and Intel® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed
  • Exclusive AORUS Gen4 AIC Adaptor for Extra 4x NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2
  • Exclusive RGB FAN COMMANDER for Professional Casemodders
  • Watercooled Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2
  • USB TurboCharger for Mobile Device Fast Charge Support
  • RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
  • Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP and Noise Detection
  • 2 x Front USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C™ Header
  • Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing CPU, Memory and Graphics card
Specifications

CPU

CPU Socket Socket 2066
CPU Brand Intel
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors Intel Core i7-7800X and above X series processors/Intel Core i9 X series processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket LGA2066

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports 2 x USB 3.1 Type-C with Thunderbolt™ 3
2 x USB 3.1 Type-A
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 2 x DisplayPort In
2 x DisplayPort Out via Thunderbolt™ 3
RJ-45 Ports 2 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 3 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
S/PDIF Port 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out
Antenna Connector(s) 2 x Antenna

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors 8 x SATA III
USB Connectors 2 x USB 3.1
2 x USB 3.0
3 x USB 2.0
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan
1 x Water Cooling CPU fan
4 x System fans
2 x System fan/water cooling pump
TPM Header 1 x TPM
Power Connector Port 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
2 x 4+4-pin EPS
1 x VGA_PW
Other Connectors 2 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
1 x Water Cooling Kit CPU LED header
1 x Water Cooling Kit Chipset LED header
2 x Addressable LED Strip headers
2 x RGB LED strip headers
1 x Intel VROC Upgrade Key header
1 x Noise Detection header
2 x Temperature Sensor headers

Memory

Memory Bus Speed 4333(O.C.) / 4266(O.C.) / 4133(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933/2666/2400/2133 MHz
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 256 GB
Memory Slot DDR4

Motherboard

Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Northbridge X299
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
SATA Supported Yes

Expansion

Number of PCI Express Slots 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 @ x16

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes, via Thunderbolt™ 3

Sound

Integrated Sound 2 x Realtek® ALC1220-VB
2 x ESS SABRE9218 DAC

Network

Integrated Network Aquantia 10GbE
Intel® GbE
Network Speeds Supported 100/1000/2500/5000/10000 Mbps
10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless Network Speed Up to 2.4 Gbps
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.0

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

System

BIOS 2 x 128 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
SLi/Crossfire Features Support for NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI and 2-Way NVIDIA SLI
Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire

Physical

Form Factor XL-ATX Motherboard
Width 325 mm
Length 275 mm

Key Features

On-board RGB Control Gigabyte RGB Fusion
Memory Speed 4333 MHz
Skip Audio Test No
Addressable RGB Yes
Firewire No
Wireless Network Yes
Memory Channel Quad
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 8 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 8 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support Both
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection No
DisplayPort Connection No
Motherboard Form Factor XL-ATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 8 + 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel X299
Thunderbolt Yes
WiFi Speed 2400 Mbps
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes

Warranty

Warranty 1 Year

Item Details

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Manufacturer Code X299X AORUS XTREME WF
Alternative Part Number X299X AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE
EAN 4719331807467
Condition New
Warranty

Warranty Information

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Manufacturer Code X299X AORUS XTREME WF
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